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National Agriculture in the Classroom

Agricultural Literacy Curriculum Matrix

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Katelan Janke

Survival in the Storm

In this Dear America series book, Grace Edwards uses her journal to tell the story of a year (1935) in the Texas Panhandle town of Dalhart during the days of the Dust Bowl. Centered on a 12-year-old's perspective of home and school, chores and friends, Grace's diary reveals in graphic detail what life was like when farms failed, families went hungry, and children died from dust pneumonia because no rain fell.

Katelan Janke
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